Information Security or Cybersecurity? Armenia at a Juncture Again

As the world becomes increasingly connected, states are adopting national strategies to protect themselves against cybersecurity breaches. This article outlines the ongoing debate around the terms ‘information security’ and ‘cybersecurity’ and examines global developments, as well as, Armenia’s institutional and policy advancements.


A Hidden Minority: Children With Disabilities in Armenia

“There are no invalids in the USSR!” This much heard expression exemplifies how people with disabilities were stigmatized in the Soviet Union. How pervasive is the exclusion of people with disabilities in post-Soviet Armenia? Anais Bayrakdarian talks to experts working in the field and writes that the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable.

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How Armenia Lost its Track Towards Sustainable Development

Ineffective governance and institutional corruption are among the factors preventing Armenia from getting on a track to sustainable development. Yeghia Tashjian writes that since politics is the determinant force of economic institutions, any positive change in political institutions will reflect positively on Armenia’s economic development.


Bourj Hammoud and the Prodigal Daughter

A native of Bourj Hammoud bids farewell to her hometown following an attack on writer Raffi Doudaklian in what appears to have been an attempt to silence his words. In this deeply personal essay, Roubina Margossian reflects on her complicated relationship with the town.

EVN: A space for critical discourse and new narratives. 

Listen to the main developments of 2018 in our first news roundup of the year: From the situation on the frontline, to new tax legislation, from protests and rallies to new plans and celebrations, this and every Friday on EVN Report.

EVN Report’s Editorial Board member Sara Anjargolian speaks to Ruben Khachatryan, director and founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), who also serves as the director of the Yerevan Zoo about the controversial issue of caged bears in Armenia. The condition of these animals was brought to international attention after the story was published in the UK-based The Daily Mail.

Born and raised in Yerevan, Vahe Baloulian, the Co-founder of DiVine & Partners, a group that includes six restaurants and a vineyard in Armenia, France and the U.S. spoke to EVN Report's Maria Titizian about a life of travel, inspiration and the understanding of home. 

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